epic preparation – must-reads

Posted in english, Roleplaying Games on January 23, 2009 – 12:00 am
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I’ve started doing a little research before and while I was putting my epic-adventure series online. Advice of fellow bloggers is something I appreciate very much and something you shouldn’t miss as well. Therefore a few of my favorite picks on adventure preparation to improve your planning and having a good time doing it.

Adventure Design 101 – @ abutterflydreaming
(several clues on howto get started with adventure design and a soon-to-come update on villain design)

The Villain in adventure design – @ abutterflydreaming
(just in time for me to update the links before they go online, it’s really worth reading and complements the next one…)

Bard of Valiant, Villains Part 1
Bard of Valiant, Villains Part 2
Bard of Valiant, Villains Part 3
Bard of Valiant, Villains Part 4
Bard of Valiant, Villains Summary
(a series to get your evil npcs in a useful shape [
– a most important step in your preparation, give it a thought – it’s a great read)

What power is and what it is not – @ exchangeofrealities
(is great to get a feeling of how powerful your characters really are and to get a feeling for the whole epic thing)

Recover from DM mistakes – @ dm.com
(just in case you were not prepared to make some mistakes, i guess this article does not take it as far as you need it in an epic campaign, but it’s a good starter)

Bard of Valiant on Character Death
(probably the one thing hardest to prepare for – and a very interesting read on it)

The whole series (links to the posts will be active after publishing of them).

Getting started on Preparing an Epic-Level Adventure – part one
Problems of an Epic-Level Campaign
Epic Character Generation Preparing an Epic-Level Adventure – part two
History and Geography Preparing an Epic-Level Adventure – part three
Background Interweaving Preparing an Epic-Level Adventure – part four
Additional resources (links)
Specialities and Resources Preparing an Epic-Level Adventure – part five
NPC Definitions and Setup Preparing an Epic-Level Adventure – part six
Political Setup Preparing an Epic-Level Adventure – part seven
Actionplan Preparing an Epic-Level Adventure – part eight
Weaving it together Preparing an Epic-Level Adventure – part nine


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2 Comments

  1. Wavatar Viriatha posted on January 23, 2009 at 1:45 am | Permalink

    Oh, wow, thanks! Glad you like it so much! I’ll make sure I check out the rest of the links you have here, too 🙂

    Viriathas last blog post.. – The Oracles of Enal

  2. Wavatar TheLemming posted on January 23, 2009 at 12:56 pm | Permalink

    Enjoy, I hope I selected some reads that you will like and find useful, too.

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